Andrew Neiderman was born in October 26, 1940 in Brooklyn. When he was an infant, his family moved to the Catskills of New York. Before pursuing his career as a novelist and screen writer, Andrew Neiderman had taught at Fallsburg High school for 23 years. He served as the faculty president, department chairman, wrestling coach, director of dramatics and the president of county teachers association. He has two children Melissa who is a teacher at the Palm Valley School in Rancho, Mirage California and Erik who is a private Commercial Jet pilot with Diane Wilson of Fall burg whom they have been married for forty-four years.
Andrew Neiderman got his inspiration from the works of great authors and novelists like William Faulkner, Ernest Heming way and James Lee Burke.
Andrew Neiderman has been the ghostwriter behind the epic series which was branded by V.C Andrews for 26 years. Neiderman knew worldwide success through the V.C Andrews Franchise. This is the longest running literary franchise in history. It has been in existence for over 34 years. Neiderman was first introduced to this franchise through having the same editor and agent as Virginia Andrews. Virginia Andrews was too ill to finish writing the series. Neiderman had to study her style and delve into characters she created.
Neiderman believed that the key to good writing is to have the curiosity about the world giving good attention to every detail. He had to study the characters very closely, it wasn’t very hard for him as they had nearly the same style and their main audience was the same, they both wrote for the young people. Bearing in mind the fact that he was an English teacher and head of the department for 23 years, he understood the very well how young people think and act not forgetting the fact that he directed plays and literature and drama were always his background. Andrew Neiderman had already published 18 novels on his own before he took on V.C Andrews Franchise.